When the U.S. military had a chance to take out Osama bin Laden back in the 1990s — after tracking his location with the help of Afghan tribal informants — they couldn’t do so because of an order signed by then-President Bill Clinton, a new documentary reveals.
The order in effect at the time allowed the Central Intelligence Agency to engage in “lethal activity” against the Al Qaeda leader, who would leader orchestrate the 9-11 attacks on the U.S., but the purpose of the strike could not be to kill him.
“We were being asked to remove this threat to the United States essentially with one hand tied behind our backs,” said now-former CIA station chief Bob Grenier in Showtime’s “The Longest War,” […]
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